Welcome to UFCW Local 1776's website. Our goal is for the site to be useful to all of our members, and to make it the online place to share information and interact with everyone committed to building a better life for working men and women. Please register on the site to get updates from the Local. Send us your suggestions by visiting the "Contact Us" tab or emailing here -- In Solidarity, Wendell W. Young, IV, President, UFCW Local 1776
By standing together in the plant, and with other UFCW members, Viscofan workers in Danville, Ill. recently ratified a new three-year contract. The new contract includes better wages and safety improvements. Workers in the Danville plant manufacture casings used the in the production of meat products like sausages and deli meats.
A group of Guitar Center workers are standing up to Bain Capital to demand their rights to come together with their co-workers to fight for better wages and working conditions.
Workers at the world’s largest musical instrument retailer are standing together for their rights in New York City and other areas across the country. Guitar Center workers at the flagship store in Manhattan have overwhelming support to file and hold an election to have a voice on the job and join the RWDSU.
By now, most of us have heard of Sheryl Sandberg’s (COO of Facebook) controversial book entitled “Lean In”, which, among other things, coaches women to negotiate for higher pay in the workplace. The problem? While Sandberg’s advice may be sound for women who are nearly at or are employed in top positions, her advice to women about advancing their careers fails to take into account what a recent OpEd in the New York Times referred to as the 5 C’s: women workers employed in caring, cashiering, catering, cleaning and clerical work positions.
Republican House Majority leader Eric Cantor is spearheading a bill that has the potential to deny low-wage workers of their overtime pay. It’s being pushed by the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA), a lobbying firm that represents large U.S. retailers – among them Walmart and Target.